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On This Day In METAL History – October 19th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down - German Album Sleeve - 1966JB

On October 19th, 1966The Yardbirds landed in New York to embark on their first U.S. tour. Lead guitarist Jeff Beck left the band after the first two concerts due to acute tonsillitis and Jimmy Page shortly took over as lead guitarist. Jeff Beck would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group. Top photo: U.S. album cover version of Over Under Sideways Down, released by Epic Records in 1966.

Cream - Goodbye - promo album cover pic - 1969C

On this day in 1968Cream performed at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, on the band’s farewell tour. Three live recordings were made at this concert which were later featured on the Goodbye album; this final Cream album was released in 1969.

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Not Fragile - promo cover pic - #BTO1

On October 19th, 1974Bachman-Turner Overdrive reached #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with their third studio album: Not Fragile. This milestone album for BTO spent one week on top of the chart and features the FM radio classics: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet and Roll On Down The Highway.

ACDC - Classic Band Logo - #10014

On this day in 1980AC/DC began a UK tour of 20 dates, with the first venue being at Bristol Colston Hall. This was AC/DC’s first tour since the tragic death of their vocalist Bon Scott. The new AC/DC vocalist for this tour was none other than: Brian Johnson.

Pearl Jam - Vs - promo album cover pic - #PJ1

On October 19th, 1993Pearl Jam released Vs., their second studio album. This album would debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Vs. sold (a then-record setting) 950,378 copies during its first week of release.

Rush - Test For Echo - promo album cover pic - #33038

On this day in 1996Rush kicked off their tour supporting their sixteenth studio album, Test for Echo, at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York. This would be a tour without an opening act for Rush, a decision which has continued on Rush tours to this very day.

Nirvana - From The Muddy Banks of the Wishkah - Live - promo cover pic - #1KC

On October 19th, 1996Nirvana achieved #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the fourth and final time, with their live album: From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah. This live album spent one week on top of the chart.

Kiss - Monster Japan Tour - 2013 - promo flyer - #KISSPS7

2013 – On this day in KISSTORY – October 19, 2013, KISS kicked off their Japanese Monster Tour at Makuhari Messe Arena in Tokyo.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Pete Loeffler - PRS Guitars - promo endorsement poster - Chevelle

PETE LOEFFLER

Born on October 19th, 1976 – Pete Loeffler, the very talented lead guitarist and lead vocalist for Chevelle. Happy Birthday Pete! Whoa! Chevelle are a world-famous Alternative Metal/Modern Hard Rock band originating from Illinois, with seven studio albums to their credit since 1995.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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SLIPKNOT – Featured As Guitar World Cover Story For December; “.5 The Gray Chapter” Releases October 21st!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 18, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Slipknot - Guitar World - Magazine Cover promo - 2014 - December

Read an excerpt from the December 2014 issue of Guitar World, featuring legendary Slipknot guitarists Jim Root and Mick Thompson being interviewed by Alan Di Perna, by clicking the link below! Whoa!

http://www.guitarworld.com/slipknots-jim-root-and-mick-thomson-talk-brutal-new-album-5-gray-chapter

Listen to Slipknot’s new album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’ before its worldwide release on October 21st here: www.5TheGrayChapter.com.

Below, crank up and watch Slipknot’s music video for ‘The Devil In I’ from the upcoming album, .5: The Gray Chapter 

Slipknot - 5 The Gray Chapter - promo cover pic - 2014PG

SLIPKNOT – .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER Releases On October 21st, 2014, Via RoadRunner Records! Metal Be Thy Name!

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* For more info on SLIPKNOT:

Website: http://www.slipknot1.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLIPKNOT.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, PAUL GRAY.

Stone.

Female-Fronted Israeli Duo SHIRAN Release “The Child” Lyric Video

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Shiran Avayou - Shiran Project - promo photo - 2014 - #76SA

Shiran Avayou

Female-fronted Israeli Metal project SHIRAN have released a new lyric video for The Child, a track from the Warmer Winter Day EP. Check it below:

SHIRAN will self-release Warm Winter Day on November 15. Created by siren songstress Shiran Avayou and FERIUM guitarist Elram Boxer in 2012, SHIRAN delivers a mixture of hard edged riffs and clean melodic vocals in a Djent Metal style that also culls from Jazz and Blues.

With the help of the other FERIUM members, SHIRAN will be hitting the stage to perform these magnificent songs. Stay tuned! A teaser/rehearsal video for Warm Winter Day track “The Child” can be viewed below:

Shiran - Warm Winter Day - promo EP cover pic

Track List:

Remain

Warm Winter Day

The Child

Glint of Light

Burden’s Off

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SHIRAN:

shiranproject.com

 twitter.com/shiranproject

soundcloud.com/shiran-avayou

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SHIRAN.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 2015 Wall Calendar Is Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - 2015 Calendar - promo cover pic - #7737

The IRON MAIDEN 2015 wall calendar is available now! Click the links below to buy your copy! Metal be thy name!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Official-Iron-Maiden-Calendar-2015/dp/1780545355

 Order direct from: http://www.ironmaiden.com

http://www.ironmaiden.com/2015-calendar.html

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - promo pic - February

Above: February – Adrian Smith (pictured above) was born on February 27th, 1957.

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - Back Cover promo - 2015

Above: back cover of 2015 Iron Maiden wall calendar; depicting each month’s page layout.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

SLAYER – SCION OFFER FANS A CHANCE TO MEET MEMBERS OF SLAYER

Posted in Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

SLAYER - Scion VIP Giveaway - October 16 - 2014 promo flyer

MEET & GREET CONTEST FOR OAKLAND, LOS ANGELES, AUSTIN AND MONTCLAIR

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2014 – Scion, who previously announced its partnership with Slayer and is sponsoring the iconic, Grammy-award winning band’s upcoming U.S. tour, are offering fans a chance to meet the Thrash Metal band at private meet and greets in Oakland (Nov. 12 only), Los Angeles, Austin and Montclair, N.J.

A total of 10 existing ticket holders will each win spots for themselves and a ticket-holding guest at the meet and greet as well as receive an autographed, limited edition poster.  To enter, please visit scionav.com/slayermeet.  The contest period kicks off today and ends approximately forty-eight hours in advance of each of the four concerts.

Scion Presents Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus:

NOVEMBER

11   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

12   Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

14   The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

15   Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

17   Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK

18   ACL Live, Austin, TX

19   Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX

21   Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL

22   The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

23   The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

25   The Armory, Albany, NY

26   Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA

28   The Palladium, Worcester, MA

29   Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ

30   Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA

DECEMBER

2   Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH

4   Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN

5   The Fillmore, Detroit, MI

6   The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

About Slayer:

The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.”  Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including RevolverSPIN, and Metal Hammer.  With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream.  Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since.  The band is currently in the studio recording a new album set for an early 2015 release.

About Scion Audio Visual:

Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates seven broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion:

Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd.  With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations.  Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways.  For more information, visit www.scion.com.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE SLAYER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE SCION.

Stone.

The Best Of Female Fronted Metal – Available On Spotify, Via Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Female Fronted Metal - The Best Of - Spotify Playlist - 2014 - promo flyer

Pictured above is Nina Vetterli-Treml, vocalist and bassist for 69 Chambers.

Check out this fantastic “The Best Of Female Fronted Metal” playlist on Spotify featuring female-fronted Metal bands like: 69 Chambers, Arven, Asylum Pyre, Elysion as well as Delain, Sirenia, Nightwish, DORO, Epica and many more!

Click here: http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords/playlist/1NiHVGgdJDGkx2h9BTX6w5

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(Source: Massacre Records)

Massacre Records - M Logo - 2014

Website: http://www.massacre-records.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

On This Day In METAL History – October 16th…

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

The New Yardbirds - 1969 Live Rarities LP - After Hours Bootleg - #1969

On this day in 1968The New Yardbirds performed their first concert. The band would later incarnate into Led Zeppelin. Shown above: The New Yardbirds- ’69 Live Rarities album (After Hours bootleg).

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland - promo cover pic - #1965

On October 16th, 1968The Jimi Hendrix Experience released the double album Electric Ladyland. This would be the band’s third and final album.

The Rolling Stones - Its only rock n roll - promo cover pic - 1974

On October 16th, 1974 – The twelfth British and fourteenth American studio album from The Rolling Stones was released: It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll.

Happy Birthday - promo banner - #2014BD

Tony Carey - Storyville - promo album cover pic

TONY CAREY

Born on October 16th, in 1953 – Multi-instrumentalist and producer Tony Carey. Happy Birthday, Tony! Whoa! Tony Carey is famously known for his musical work with Planet P Project, along with numerous solo albums. From 1975 to 1977, Tony Carey played keyboards for Rainbow, appearing on Rising, On Stage and Live In Germany.

Tony played synthesizer on the 1977 Pat Travers album: Puttin’ It Straight. Two Sinner albums, No More Alibis (1992) and Respect (1993) were produced by Tony Carey. The number of albums that the legendary Tony Carey either produced or appeared on as a musician number in the dozens. Pictured above is Tony’s 1990 solo album: Storyville.

Hellyeah - promo band pic - #31377

CHAD GRAY

Born on October 16th, 1971 – Metal vocalist Chad Gray. Happy Birthday, Chad! Man, Whoa! Chad Gray is famously known for fronting and forming two incredibly successful Metal bands: Mudvayne and Hellyeah. Chad Gray can kick some serious ass as a vocalist and Metal Odyssey says so. Chad Gray is pictured above, in the center of the photo, with Hellyeah.

Flea - bass player magazine cover - promo - 2002

FLEA

Born on October 16th, 1962Flea, the famed bassist, songwriter and co-founding member of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Happy Birthday, Flea! Right on! Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, in 2012; presented by Chris Rock. Pictured above: Flea on the August 2002 cover of Bass Player magazine.

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Stone - 2011 Photo #1

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

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